Aileen Meagher

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Aileen Meagher
Aileen Meagher, The Halifax Mail, 2 July, 1932.jpg
Aileen Meagher, photo used in The Halifax Mail, 2 July 1932
Personal information
Full name Aileen Aletha Meagher
Nationality Canadian
Born (1910-11-26)November 26, 1910
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died August 2, 1987(1987-08-02) (aged 76)
Country Canada
Sport 4 × 400m Relay
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1936

Aileen Aletha Meagher (November 26, 1910 – August 2, 1987) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

She was born and died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was also a painter.

In 1936 she was a member of the Canadian relay team which won the bronze medal in the 4×100 metres event with her team mates Dorothy Brookshaw, Mildred Dolson and Hilda Cameron. In the 100 metre competition Meagher was eliminated in the semi-finals.

At the 1934 Empire Games she won the gold medal with the Canadian team in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay contest and the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition. In the 220 yards event she won the silver medal. Four years later she was part of the Canadian team she won the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition and the bronze medal in the 220-110-220-110 yards relay event. In the 220 yards competition she finished fourth.

In 1935, she was awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy, presented annually to Canada's outstanding female athlete. In 1965, she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.


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